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I had received the second book of Percy Jackson and it is starting fromthe first book lighting thief. I first thought it was going to be dull, but as I read itit was more interesting and In finished it, wishing for more. The second one I just gotis explaining who is who from the first book and some knew are mentioned. It holds you attention and for young or old to enjoy, if you like stories of mythology. It’s well written and there’s other ones following this one. There are five books in all withthis. If you are looking for adventure in a book this may be what you’re wanting. I can’t waitfor the other ones. (JV). Check it out!
From School Library Journal Grade 5-9 In this second installment in the series, Percy, Poseidon’s 13-year-old demigod son, is desperate to rescue his friend Grover, captive of the bloodthirsty Cyclops Polyphemus, and to retrieve the healing Golden Fleece. The sheepskin is needed to restore the protection around Camp Half-Blood, the only safe haven for the children of gods and humans, heroes-in-training in our modern world. However, the camp has already been compromised and the quest for the Golden Fleece has been awarded to the bully Clarisse. Encouraged by Hermes, Percy sets off for the Bermuda Triangle anyway with his friend Annabeth and classmate Tyson, who turns out to be a half-brother and a Cyclops as well. Adventure follows chaotic adventure at a rapid pace, and readers with even a passing acquaintance with the Odyssey will enjoy this fresh use of familiar stories. Percy is an appealing kid, and the subject of a chilling prophecy may resonate with readers. Those who start the series with this title will be drawn in by the clever humor and have the opportunity to go back to The Lightning Thief (Hyperion, 2005) before the inevitable sequel appears. Kathleen Isaacs, Towson University, MD Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2) Hardcover – March 21, 2006 by Rick Riordan (Author) Review
I want to thank Gael Foley for recommending this series. As a middle school teacher I have to applaud Rick Riordan for bringing mythology of the gods to life for young readers and adults alike, and for emphasizing the importance of Latin as a subject worth pursuing. It is a shame that Latin has been dropped from the curricula of so many schools. I find myself using my high school Latin almost daily as an avid reader! I never had the opportunity to take Greek, though often wish I had, especially during the 4 years I spent in Russia being that Russian and ancient Greek have commonalities. I think it might have contributed to my ability to learn Russian, at which I struggled mightily! My husband is quite dyslexic and ADHD, can’t spell to save his life, and like most so afflicted is very intelligent and excellent at kinesthetic subjects such as artistic and mechanical creativity. I can so relate to Percy and Annabeth through his frustrations with written language, and I know many young people can, too, through their own experiences. Many of our greatest, most creative geniuses throughout history would fail our current school system and the way that system fails these special minds is unconscionable. Kudos to Mr. Riordan for creating believable heroes and heroines who can help our ADHD/dyslexic young people realize they aren’t stupid but are people who see the world in a different way than others and are valuable to our society because of their so-called “learning disabilities”. They are in fact some of our greatest minds because of their abilities and creativity that “normal” people lack providing they don’t allow the word-oriented school system to convince them that they are dumb or without value. I also appreciate his challenging vocabulary without it being so difficult that young readers would give up while mixing it up with current common lingo. Great series! Can’t wait to start the next book! -Read Reviews-
When I was a second grader, a little girl with ponytails who had just barely overcome her dyslexia and started reading books, the Percy Jackson series was my favorite thing on earth and this was my favorite of them all. Perfect for grade school kids, and probably middle schoolers. I remember that, as a kid, I “shipped” Percy Jackson (the main character) and Annabeth Chase (one of his best friends) which means means that I really wanted them to be together as a couple, so all the scenes that they had together we’re probably my favorites. I loved this book because it was hilarious, very fun and easy for me to read, and the storyline was also very intriguing and creative. I also loved the characters, especially Percy.
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